Archives from May 2020

New canoe and kayak craze on the crane - just messing about on the river

There have been boats up and down the River Crane for hundreds of years, long before the houses began to appear along the banks in the 1890s. There were the boats of fishermen who would catch lampreys off the weir that once jutted out into the Thames from Railshead.

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30 May 2020 | around_town

Letter writing campaign - write to Horace

Inspired by the prolific writings of Horace Walpole, we are inviting people to ‘Write to Horace’ about how their community has come together to make a difference during this crisis.

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29 May 2020 | news

Council starts first physically segregated cycle lane at Kew Gardens

Under emergency powers, single yellow line parking will be removed from Kew Road outside of Kew Gardens and protective barriers will be installed to create a 24-hour mandatory northbound cycle lane. All as part of the council’s Post-Covid Transport Action Plan.

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29 May 2020 | news

Richmond's First 'School Streets' to be in place by June

Richmond Council has used emergency powers to ensure that three local primary schools will be the first in the borough to receive ‘School Street’ status in time for the resumption of teaching in June.

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28 May 2020 | news

TfL urged to have a radical think of the A316

Transport for London (TfL) should think ‘big’ and introduce radical changes on its road network, to encourage more people to walk and cycle, says Richmond Council.

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27 May 2020 | news

Who is Dave? The answer is revealed

Under the strict protocols of Gallifrey I am not allowed to reveal the full mystery of the hieroglyphs that appeared in the streets of north St Margarets a week or two ago apart from saying that Gallifrey is a binary star system located 250 million light years from Earth. It is also the home of Dr Who and the Time Lords.

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23 May 2020 | around_town

Self-employed reminded to apply for new Government coronavirus grant

Self-employed residents are reminded to go online and apply for a Government grant to help them if their business has been affected by coronavirus.

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20 May 2020 | news

Free laptops for school children

Richmond Council vows to keep the borough online, with nearly two hundred laptops being delivered to children without computer access at no charge to them.

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19 May 2020 | news

New Mayor of Richmond upon Thames

Cllr Geoff Acton has been formally sworn in at a virtual Council meeting as the 56th Mayor of Richmond upon Thames.

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19 May 2020 | around_town

More than just a bad day?

We all need emotional support, particularly during these difficult times. Feelings such as low mood, stress and anxiety can impact our mental health, and sometimes you just need to talk about it.

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14 May 2020 | around_town

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